A civic-tech organization, BudgIT, has said it has been able to track over 16, 738 projects worth billions of naira in a decade, adding that it also ensured the completion of over 7,000 constituency projects and facilitated budget access at the subnational level.
This was disclosed by the BudgIT’s co-founder, Oluseun Onigbinde at a press briefing ahead of BudgIT’s 10th anniversary on Wednesday in Lagos State.
Onigbinde said the organisation which has reached 17 million Nigerians, made easy the nation’s complex budgeting process thereby making it accessible to the people.
The BudgIT’s co-founder and CTO, Joseph Agunbiade, also said the budget tracking tech firm “has been able to facilitate 15,467 town hall meetings through 37 project-tracking officers across Nigeria, with support from over 1,500 community champions currently present in 32 states.”
Agunbiade further said the anniversary celebration will take place in Lagos and Abuja between September 13 and 18.
“We have seen lots of opportunities and opened offices in Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia already.
“We are planning to extend our reach to Kenya, Senegal and the United States. We want to expand our reach, volume and depth.
“We also want to explore emerging technologies. We plan to seek unconventional partners by bringing new partners to the civic digital space,” he added.